Pediatrics Nurse Practitioner Acute Care (Advanced Certificate)

Program Description

The post-master’s Advanced Certificate in Pediatrics NP Acute Care offers Primary Care Pediatric NPs and Family NPs (who are employed within the pediatric specialty) the opportunity to be prepared to care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with acute, complex, critical, and chronic illness across a variety of care settings. Academic subject matter includes care of infants, children, adolescents, and young adults who present with acute illnesses in hospital settings, including the emergency department and pediatric intensive care units (PICU), requiring high-level preparation in acute and emergency care expertise.

FNPs are eligible to apply to the program if they have a minimum of one year of pediatric experience as an NP in a pediatric acute care setting. 


  • The Pediatrics Acute Care courses are presented using a hybrid model with online interactive, synchronous educational instruction and two on-campus meetings at mid-semester and at the end of each semester. 
  • The post-master’s Pediatrics NP Acute Care advanced certificate can be completed in one year.
  • Entrance to the program is in the Spring semester. 
  • Direct contact and interactions with expert pediatric faculty throughout the program.
  • Interactive educational experiences supported by the principles of problem-based learning to develop critical thinking and case analysis skills.
  • Clinical placements with expert certified PNPs in specialty care and acute settings.    
  • Individualized attention to develop personal strengths and goals.
  • Engage in clinical simulation experiences with Standardized Patients to assure mastery of core competencies relevant to pediatric clinical practice.
  • Opportunities for interprofessional education and clinical practice.
  • Graduates have entry-level expertise in the delivery of evidence-based healthcare


  • Promote the highest quality of care for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults regardless of the acuity level of care needed.
  • Analyze, implement, and evaluate the outcomes of evidence-based practices for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults for all acuity levels of care required.
  • Implement the findings of quality improvement (QI) to continuously improve the care offered to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults for all acuity levels of care.
  • Apply the principles of population health and culturally sensitive health care to all pediatric/adolescent populations with emphasis on meeting the needs of the medically underserved urban and rural communities for all acuity levels of care.

Practicum Opportunities

  • Clinical placements are arranged by faculty for each student to achieve their personal and professional practice goals.
  • For students living outside of the NY Metropolitan area, students may identify a clinical site and NYU Meyers will work with the students to establish the clinical placement agreement. 
  • Students have one-to-one experiences in clinical settings with expert pediatric nurse practitioners who guide and evaluate student learning in conjunction with the Program Director to assure individual student success in each clinical course and upon graduation.


The application for our Advanced Certificate programs is available. All applicants to our Advanced Certificate programs are required to submit the following documents at the time of application:

  1. One (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended. We can review applications with unofficial transcripts. Admitted students will be asked to submit official transcripts prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.
  2. Resume.
  3. A two- to three-page personal statement.
  4. At least two (2) letters of recommendation.
  5. RN license and registration certificate. Applicants may submit an application with an out-of-state license, but admitted students must obtain a New York State RN license prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers.

Applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution outside of the United States are required to upload one (1) transcript from each post-secondary school attended and submit one (1) official course-by-course evaluation of each foreign transcript directly to our office at the time of application. Applications will not be reviewed without these documents. Please mail official course-by-course evaluation(s) to:

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing
Office of Student Affairs and Admissions
433 First Avenue, LL1
New York, NY 10010

For applicants whose native language is not English, a copy of the applicant's latest TOEFL or IELTS score is required. Admitted students will be asked to submit official test scores prior to beginning coursework at NYU Meyers. We require a minimum TOEFL internet-based score of 100 and an IELTS Band score of 7.

See Advanced Certificate for additional admission instructions.


  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • GPA of 3.0
  • NYS nursing license prior to beginning coursework
  • Ability to successfully complete the academic and clinical requirements of the advanced certificate programs
  • Prior to entering the specialty courses of a respective nursing master’s program, at least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required

Important Notes

We encourage applicants to fill out a FAFSA form at the time that they apply.

Applicants are encouraged to apply early. All deadlines listed are ‘in office’ deadlines, not postmark deadlines. It is always to the candidate’s best advantage to apply early, especially when applying for financial aid. Should any of the dates listed fall on a weekend, the deadline will be the next working day.

Applicants may check on the status of their application using their application login. Should applicants have any questions about the admissions process, they are encouraged to call the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions at 212-998-5317.

Application Fee

The application fee is $85 dollars. Applications will not be processed until the application fee has been paid. Application fees are non-refundable and must be received by the stated application deadlines.

Fee Waivers

NYU Meyers waives fees for applications based on financial hardship or US military service/US veteran status. To request that the application fee be waived, please submit a request to when submitting an application. The request should include the applicant's full name and the program to which they are applying. We will notify applicants via email when their request for an application fee waiver has been approved.